As the holiday season begins, we want to thank all of our partners for your tireless efforts this past year. Your commitment to promoting working family tax credits and providing free tax assistance directly improves the lives of your clients and neighbors. These vital services provide more money for workers to support their families, help children to excel in school, and increase earnings in the next generation. During the 2016 filing season, free tax volunteers filed 3.3 million returns generating $4 billion in refunds for working families.
In addition to participating in outreach efforts and free tax filing, partners connected clients to important financial services, including opening bank accounts, learning about financial education, and accessing savings bonds. Many organizations assisted more community members by offering facilitated self-assistance sites, mobiles sites, and virtual VITA. With the help of schools, financial institutions, and businesses, our partners expanded their reach and services.
From refund delays to ITIN renewals (not to mention new tax software), the 2017 tax season may be even busier than usual. We hope you take this time to rest and recharge for the new year.
Happy holidays from the Get It Back Campaign!